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'Fuhrer Phone' Up For Grabs

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'Fuhrer Phone' Up For Grabs

The phone that once belonged to Adolf Hitler is hitting the auction block in the United States.

It was given to the Nazi leader by the Wehrmacht (German air force) and was used to deliver most of his commands during the last couple of years of World War II.

Originally black, the Bakelite phone was painted red and engraved with Hitler's name and a swastika.

It's being described by the auction house as "Hitler's mobile device of destruction" and the "most destructive weapon of all time" which sent millions to their deaths.

So where's it been all these years?

As it turns out, in a manor in the British countryside.

The phone was taken there when it was recovered by a British officer from Hitler's bunker in Berlin a few days after the war ended in 1945.

The officer's son inherited the phone after his father's death in 1977 and has decided to put it up for auction.

He's hopeful it'll be snapped up by a museum somewhere.

How much will it fetch?

The auction house hopes it'll go for as much as $500,000.

If you fancy a (morbid) historical relic, you can place your bid here.

You can also check out the video below.